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FAQ.

Here is a quick note to mention frequently asked questions about hirokohomeopathy. If you would like to ask more, please feel free to book 15 mins FREE online consultation to discuss individual enquiries.

  • What is homeopathy?
    Homeopathy is an alternative therapy that was discovered and established by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in Germany about 200 years ago. The word homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo (like) and pathos (suffering), which means something that causes effects similar to those of suffering. Before the birth of homeopathy, the concept of "like cures like" was found in Hindu records 3000 years ago as well as in records written by Hippocrates in Ancient Rome. It refers to the idea that something that causes an effect similar to suffering can be used to treat that suffering. During the Renaissance, the Swiss physician and alchemist Paracelsus (1494-1541) wrote about the Doctrine of Signatures, which suggested a connection between the characteristic shapes and colours of plants and their effects on the human body. The indigestion of plants, minerals and animal extracts can be highly toxic, so it's important to consider the dosage. After discovering that diluting and shaking, the original ingredients resulted in a reduction of their concentration without diminishing their effects, the resulting mixture came to be known as a remedy. Through the process of diluting and shaking plant, mineral, and animal extracts multiple times, the unique signals and vibrations of the extracts are transferred to the remedy. These signals and vibrations can be applied to the symptoms and constitution of the person's body and mind. It is believed that when in harmony with the body, vitality increases and the self-healing ability is stimulated. In homeopathy, the energy that regulates life and health is called the vital force, which refers to the energy, qi, and soul that animates living things. It is believed that when this vital force is out of balance, sensitivity and susceptibility increase and symptoms appear. Homeopathy focuses on restoring the disturbed vital forces and activating an individual's natural healing power. As previously mentioned, homeopathic remedies are heavily diluted and shaken vigorously, resulting in the remedies containing only trace amounts of the original ingredients. As a result, they can be used by individuals who may have restrictions on taking conventional medicine, such as pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants and the elderly. Homeopathy is widely used around the world and is the second most utilised form of medicine on the planet. It is also utilised for companion animals such as dogs and cats, as well as for livestock including horses and cows.
  • What are homeopathic remedies made from?
    There are mainly mineral, plant and animal remedies. Examples of minerals include Mercury, Sulphur and Phosphorus. Plants include Aconite, Chamomilla, and Belladonna. Animals include snakes, insects and fish. By diluting and succussing even harmful or indigestible raw materials, it's possible to extract their energy and consume them. It is said that everything on earth can be created as a remedy, and homepathic pharmacies are making new remedies.
  • What is a remedy picture?
    A remedy picture is a representation of the unique characteristics of each remedy, and by selecting and taking a remedy that perfectly matches these characteristics with the symptoms being presented, the symptoms will be alleviated.
  • What is the difference between mainstream medicine and homeopathy?
    Western medicine focuses on local symptoms of disease and medicine focuses on the suppression of the symptoms. For example, painkillers block the chemicals to stop feeling pain and Steroids suppress the immune system, which prevents it from attacking its own tissues. Whereas homeopathy and complementary and alternative medicine focus on the balance of the entire human body, holistically. Holistic therapy involves treating the entire person, considering their mental, emotional and social well-being rather than just focusing on the symptoms of the illness. It is essential to recognise that even individuals diagnosed with the same ailment may experience different symptoms. For instance, if ten people are diagnosed with migraines, the symptoms they experience can vary widely, so the remedies required for each person will be unique.
  • How can homeopathy help you?
    Homeopathy is a vibrational medicine. When you take a remedy, the remedy’s frequency stimulates your healing abilities and helps your energy flow, which supports your symptoms to heal.
  • Who can use homeopathy?
    Anyone can use homeopathy. Compared to mainstream medicines, homeopathy can be used for babies to the elderly, during pregnancy, for pets and animals, plants and agriculture (it is called agrihomeopathy). Homeopathy can also be used alongside your medications like high blood pressure medications, during radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It helps to support not only symptoms but also emotional distress, too.
  • What is the basic rules of homeopathy?
    The law of similars When Hahnemann tried taking quinine, a treatment for malaria, he experienced symptoms similar to those of malaria, which led him to believe that substances that caused symptoms similar to those of the disease could be used for treatment. This concept is known as The law of similars, also called "Like cures like." In homeopathy, remedies are chosen based on their similarity to the symptoms experienced. For instance, Coffea - the remedy made from coffee. Drinking coffee makes it hard to sleep at night. This remedy is sometimes used for insomnia. Allium Cepa - the remedy made from onion. When chopping onions, your eyes water and your nose start running. This remedy is used for symptoms such as tearing, runny nose and hay fever. The law of cure (Hering's law) This law describes the process by which symptoms improve. Symptoms tend to improve as they move from the inside to the outside, from top to bottom, from important organs to less important ones and from new symptoms to older ones. The law of minimum dose Only administer the minimum amount necessary based on the symptoms.
  • Why would people want to use homeopathy?
    Many people want to try homeopathy for different reasons. Someone takes medication for a long time and supports it with homeopathy, or people are looking for a natural way of solution. Many people learn how to use homeopathy for self-care at home. It is very useful if you understand how to use homeopathic remedies for acute conditions like coughs and colds and minor injuries.
  • What happens during homeopathic consultation?
    During a homeopathic consultation, a homeopath asks you various questions, not only about the main complaints, but also about your medical history, family history, emotional health, your lifestyle and diet, and relationship with your family and friends. These questions are helpful to understand you as a whole person and each answer may suit a particular remedy for especially your condition. At the First Consultation, I will prescribe some opening remedies and we will get back after 6-8 weeks. We will look at what changes or what does not change, and we will then decide which way we want to go to get deeper into the healing. You will work with me for 4-5 months or we might decide to go deeper. We will be finding her to address the original cause of the symptoms.
  • What happens after consultation?
    A homeopath analyses your case and decides on the prescription. A homeopath describes the details of the duration, which remedy and for how long. Along with your homeopath’s advice, you book a follow-up consultation. Because your homeopath will check the remedy should continue or stop. Homeopathy is like peeling the onion skin. Once the remedy is successful in peeling a layer, you need a new remedy to peel a new layer. Until you meet your homeopath for the next session, your job is to keep up a good lifestyle and observe your symptoms. If you notice emotional changes while taking remedies, it is useful for your homeopath to know about it. In between the consultation, six to eight weeks can be a long time. I will ask you for an email update which I will add to your note. If you need to, I will say to stop the remedy or take the remedy. If you need to change the remedy, I will bring the consultation forward rather than the email. You then report your homeopath to what happens in the next consultation. If you would like to know more about whether a remedy is working or not, please read this blog.
  • How often and how long do I see a homeopath?
    How often? Once I prescribe remedies, most of my clients meet again after six or eight weeks. Then, once reach better and stable conditions, you can come as and when you need. How long? Everyone has different complaints and severity of conditions so it is difficult to say how long it takes to see the result. If you suffer from the symptoms for a long time, the healing takes longer.
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